Model: Mark X
Serial Number: 5973
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .17 Remington
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: The right side of the receiver is marked "5973". the left side is marked "Mark X / Alexandria / Virgian / Interarms / Manchester / England / CZ". The left side of the barrel is marked "17 REM".
Barrel Length: 22"
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with no sights, but 4 drilled and tapped holes on the receiver for mounting a scope.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are finished smooth wood with a reddish color. There are very few marks or dings on the wood and no splits or cracks. There is a cheek piece on the left side of the stock. The LOP measures 14" to the checkered steel buttplate. The stocks rate in about Fine - Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no pitting or erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows scattered freckles of surface rust on the top of the barrel, at the chamber. There are a few others scattered on the barrel and frame, though these are light and should clean. The receiver finish is a bit uneven. The trigger guard shows some marking. The Screw heads are sharp. The markings are a bit rounded. Overall, this gun rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions as designed.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This rifle has obviously been rebarreled or rechambered, and the gun is now all about the caliber... "The .17 Remington was introduced in 1971 by Remington Arms Company for their model 700 rifles. It is based on the .223 Remington, necked down to .172in (4.37 mm), with the shoulder moved back. It was designed exclusively as a varmint round, though it is suitable for smaller predators. There are those such as P.O. Ackley who used it on much larger game, but such use is typically not recommended. Extremely high initial velocity (over 4000 ft/s 1200 m/s), flat trajectory and very low recoil are the .17 Remington's primary attributes. It has a maximum effective range of about 500 yards (460 m) on prairie dog-sized animals, but the small bullets' poor ballistic coefficients and sectional densities mean they are highly susceptible to crosswinds at such distances."
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.
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